05 Apr
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10th Annual Dancing for Safe Haven

On March 23, six Nashville notables paired with professional ballroom dancers performed for a sold-out crowd at the 10th annual Dancing for Safe Haven fundraiser. The evening raised more than $400,000 for families experiencing homelessness and continued support for Safe Haven’s shelter-to-housing services.

The event, held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, was made possible by presenting sponsors Chris Young, Cerner and DataBlue/Dell EMC. Kyle Allen, Karen Hingtgen and Ken Williamson served as event chairs.

Dancing for Safe Haven Co-Chairs

Scott Breece (Community Health Systems) earned the Fundraising Favorite Award. He danced an East Coast Swing with professional dance partner Juanita Simanekova.

Mignon Francois (The Cupcake Collection) took home the Judges’ Favorite Award. She danced a Hip Hop Cha Cha with professional dancer partner Michael Hosale.

Becky Harri
s (Huskins-Harris Business Management) won the Audience Favorite Award. She danced a Tango/Cha Cha with professional dance partner Christopher Wayne.

Hayley Hovious (Nashville Health Care Council) danced the Hustle with professional dance partner Danny Pugh.

Brad Peterson
(Regions Bank) danced a Ballroom Medley with professional dance partner Jaimee Simon.

George Rowe
(Compass Real Estate) danced a Paso Doble/Tango with professional dance partner Mallory Evan.


Kelly Sutton of “Today in Nashville” and Woody Wood and Jim Chandler of 107.5 The River served as masters of ceremonies, along with an esteemed panel of judges – Marcela Gómez, Bill Vandiver and Heather Byrd.

The 2019 Hero Award honored BlueSky Filmworks for the amazing work they do in producing Dancing for Safe Haven. Their commitment to delivering high quality production that captures the heart of our mission in a powerful way has been an incredible gift for over a decade.

It is not too late to make a general donation or one in support of your favorite dancer. Click here to donate now.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Click here for the highlights video.

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